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Standard User Nick_C
(regular) Sun 10-Feb-13 17:04:45
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DIfference between speed test results


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Hey guys,
Got Plusnet Unlimited Fibre installed on Friday and happy with speed so far - just have a quick question. Why is there such a difference between the speed tests on this site (shown in my sig) an BT's Speed Tester ( picture here: http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2950/plusnetspeed... )? I also get around 56 down / 13 up on speedtest.net. I get a maximum download speed of 5.5MB/s.
Thanks!

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Standard User StephenTodd
(committed) Mon 11-Feb-13 13:05:03
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Re: DIfference between speed test results


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You may be getting bits and bytes confused (a common problem).

Speedtests usually quote in magabits per second (Mbps). 56Mbps is a typical FTTC speed.
Actual downloads are usually measured in megabytes (MBps). There are 8 bits to the byte, so 56Mbps is the same as 7MBps.

There are also often small overheads in the download; so a download speed in MBps of 1/10 the speedtest Mbps figure is quite common;
and probably what you are seeing.

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Moved (with trepidation turned relief) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.

Edited by StephenTodd (Mon 11-Feb-13 13:06:12)

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